Top Home Selling Myths Debunked in San Jose

When it comes to selling a home, it’s hard to know who or what to believe with all misinformation, errors, and myths floating around out there. And well-meaning but misinformed family and friends don’t help matters either – a good reason to call on the expertise of real estate professionals. But to help you get … Continued

What To Do With Your Unwanted Inherited Property In San Jose

A very popular item that is inherited and frequently unwanted is real estate property. When family members or close friends pass on, they will their property holdings to their next of kin or people who meant a lot to them. This leaves you, the recipient, responsible for property upkeep, possible landlord duties, property taxes and … Continued

How To Separate Your House From The Competition in San Jose

When the buyers market is hot, there are so many homes to choose from. Buyers feel they are in the power seat while sellers are working hard to make their home stand out as the most desirable. After all, the longer a home sits on the market, the staler the listing gets making it less desirable. Here … Continued

4 Ideas for A Springtime Open House in San Jose

Is an open house really worth the effort, and will it really help you sell your home? Answers vary among real estate professionals, but they generally agree that it can’t hurt. But in certain markets and under specific conditions, an open house can definitely help you get a better sale price. For example, in the … Continued

Preparing Your House For A Summertime Sale in San Jose

Hot, hot summers. Not only do temperatures rise during summer months, home sellers have an opportunity to take advantage of a busier market. Families buying a home tend to buy during summer months to avoid uprooting kids and having to change schools. People have more time and better weather to shop for homes in San … Continued

6 Repairs to Make NOW to Sell Your California Home This Spring

No longer can you just throw your house up on the market and hope for the best. That used to work, but not so much anymore. Now the watchword is “fixing to sell,” which means that you’ll likely have to perform certain repairs and updates to meet buyers’ expectations. And this applies especially during spring when inventory … Continued

What To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent In San Jose

There is no question that a real estate agent does a lot. Before escrow, he is preparing buyers sheets or seller’s home checklists. Once a property goes into escrow, the real estate agent transitions into a detail machine overseeing contract negotiations, inspections, and disclosure reports. As the client, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what … Continued

4 Home Appraisal Stories You Need to Stop Believing in California

Whether you are a home buyer or seller, an appraisal is a key part of the whole process. And in many cases, a real estate valuation, an appraisal, seems to be purely arbitrary and overly complicated. Fundamentally, though, an appraisal is data-driven: it is simply an opinion about a home’s value derived from similar-housing data … Continued